Funny River Man Severely Injured in Brown Bear Attack

bear attackA 62-year-old Funny River man was attacked and mauled by a Brown Bear on Sunday afternoon, the trooper dispatch reported.

62-year-old Danny High “was walking in the woods when he was attacked by a brown bear,” troopers reported. Alaska Wildlife troopers and Alaska State Troopers responded to the scene of the attack at mile 11 of Funny River Road at 4:36 pm Sunday.

Troopers reported that High suffered major injuries in the attack and as a result had to be medevaced out from the scene by Life Med. 

It was reported that High was not armed with a gun or was not carrying bear spray when attacked.

The responding troopers were unable to locate the bear.

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